Pencil Tappers & Mice in the Silverware Drawer...
Monday, 27 February 2012 02:00
Going Off Course - Northfield swim coach / triathlete, Brooke Larsen, is a really, really nice person. She is also very smart and pretty and speaks pretty good Spanish, which serves her well at Mexican restaurants like Taco Bell and El Tequila. Most of the time she appears calm and unflappable, but there are a few things that really make her crazy.
Pencil tappers, that's what! Don't even think about tapping your pencil if Brooke is within earshot. It sends her into a tizzy!
Another thing that drives Ms. Larsen nuts is mice in the house. We're totally with her on this one. Few things are more enervating than finding mouse turds in your silverware drawer, right?
Brooke is still kinda bummed about "24" being cancelled but she's hanging in there. A typical evening at her house these days consists of reading the...
Sunday, 26 February 2012 02:00
Event Coverage - We intended to post coverage of last Sunday's Life Time - St. Louis Park Indoor Tri on Thursday. We spent about 90 minutes writing and laying out the story then we clicked the "Save" icon, but the post didn't save!
Our computer lied!
This has happened to us a half dozen times over the last year and it makes us so angry that we could just spit! And yes, we could have written the story in a word doc first, so we wouldn't have to rewrite the dang thing, but we didn't. Our bad.
Well, a few days have passed, we've taken our meds and are ready to write the story again....
Minnesotans Hop On the Peloton...
Friday, 24 February 2012 02:00
(Photos - L - R - Kate, Greta, Paige & Tricia)
By Coach Kris
The kick off to the Draft Legal season is again starting early this year with the Clermont Draft Legal Challenge on March 3rd. The race is again being spearheaded by 2008 Olympian Jarred Shoemaker. The location for the event is Lake Louisa State Park just outside of Clermont Florida and provides a perfect multi-loop draft legal triathlon venue....
An Intimate Event...
Thursday, 23 February 2012 02:30
Event Coverage - The first of this year's OptumHealth Performance Indoor Tris (Jan. 22) was an intimate event, drawing 14 participants, all of whom made friends, got a great workout and later went out for pancakes.
The second OHP event, which was staged at their Eden Prairie facility last Sunday, was even intimater. Nine people registered and seven eventually participated. Our guess is that they all enjoyed the experience even though Coach Kris, who is a total hoot!, was in San Diego doing unspecified, yet vitally important stuff.
Here are the results and some Facebooky stuff about some of the participants.
ERIC BOYUM - 500 yd swim (7:45) - 5-mile Bike (18:00) - 2 mile run (15:14) - 40:59 -
* Eric likes wine and basketball. He speaks Spanish, but not all the time. He plays golf sometimes and his favorite TV show is "South Park," which is really irreverent and funny....
Thursday, 23 February 2012 02:00
By Erika Sperl-Imhoff (from http://www.thetriathlonrx.com)
For Christmas in 2009 I was given the NuDolphin mp3 player to help encourage more frequent swimming. Two years later it finally bit the bullet. Now at first thought, two years might not seem like a long time for the life of an mp3 player. But lets face it: electronics + submersion in water = just not meant to be. I was happy with the two years I got out of the NuDolphin. One thing I wasn
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